Stoke City and Leicester City meet at Britannia Stadium, in a match for the 11th round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates a total equilibrium between these two teams, since there were 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 12-17-2016, for the Premier League, which ended in a draw by (2-2). The goals of the match were scored by Bojan (39 ‘) and J. Allen (45’), for Stoke City, and L. Ulloa (74 ‘) and D. Amartey (88’), for Leicester City. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Leicester City presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
Stoke City :
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 14th position, with 11 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Watford by (0-1), after in the previous match they have lost (1-2) at home, against AFC Bournemouth. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 22 suffered. For the league, Stoke City won 7 points out of 15 possible points, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 5 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 10 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback.
The Stoke City arrives to this day after an outside triumph, by 0-1, in the visit to the land of the Watford: Fletcher, to the minute 16 ‘, marked the unique goal of the party. The team of the house usually acts in a tactical system in 5-2-3, privileging the fast transitions, mainly through the flanks. One of the strengths of the local team is the way he manages to take advantage of free direct. To point out that Stoke presents many difficulties in the completion of the goal opportunities he manages to create. The technician Mark Hughes will not be able to count on Stephen Ireland, to be injured.
The away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 12 points won, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Swansea City, by (1-2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Everton, by (2-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. For the league, Leicester City won 5 points out of 15 possible points, after 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 5 away matches. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 10 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 7 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (46’-60 ‘); He suffered 4 of his 9 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Leicester arrived at this motivated day, after a 2-0 home victory, at the Everton reception: Vardy and Gray, in the first half, scored the goals that allowed Leicester to win the three points. The English Vardy is the main reference of attack of the foreigners, being its greater quality the capacity of finalization. It will not be surprising that Leicester chooses to act with a tactical design in 4-3-3, with the aim of channeling their offensive process through the central corridor. Coach Claude Puel will not be able to count on Robert Huth for this day, for being injured.
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